The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents, A Story Of Discworld: Signed And Inscribed By Terry Pratchett

Pratchett, Terry


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Product Description


Author: Terry Pratchett
Price: £195.00
Publisher: Doubleday, London, UK
Publication Date: 2001
Format: Original cloth gilt. Dustwrapper
Condition: Near fine in a near fine, slightly creased dustwrapper
Size: 15cm x 22.4cm
Pages: 270


“The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents” is a delightful addition to Terry Pratchett’s renowned Discworld series, published by Doubleday in 2001. This first edition is notably inscribed by the author on the half-title: ‘To Lesley-Ann, Don’t eat the green wobbly bit’.

Binding nice and tight, pages nice and clean with only minor toning to the edges of the text-block. A near fine, tight, bright, clean copy in near fine, slightly creased dustwrapper.

The film adaptation of this title was released in 2022, featuring Hugh Laurie as the voice of Maurice.

Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)

Terry Pratchett was an English author best known for his satirical fantasy series, “Discworld,” which comprises over 40 books. Born on April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Pratchett showed an early interest in reading and writing, and published his first short story at the age of 13.

Pratchett’s career began in journalism, but he soon transitioned to writing full-time. His breakthrough came with the publication of “The Colour of Magic” in 1983, the first novel in the Discworld series. The series is set on a flat, disc-shaped world balanced on the backs of four elephants, which stand on the back of a giant turtle. It is celebrated for its humorous take on classic fantasy tropes and insightful commentary on real-world issues.

In addition to Discworld, Pratchett wrote numerous other works, including collaborations with Neil Gaiman on “Good Omens” and with Stephen Baxter on “The Long Earth” series. Pratchett was known for his sharp wit, profound imagination, and the ability to weave complex themes into his narratives.

Pratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007. Despite his illness, he continued to write, using voice recognition software, and became an advocate for Alzheimer’s research and awareness. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2009.

Pratchett passed away on March 12, 2015, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most beloved and influential fantasy authors of his time. His work continues to inspire readers and writers around the world.

The Story:

In this inventive tale, Maurice, a streetwise cat, and his band of educated rodents team up with a young boy named Keith to stage a Pied Piper scam in a small town. However, their plans go awry when they encounter a sinister force lurking beneath the town’s surface. The story is a captivating blend of humour, adventure, and a subtle commentary on society, showcasing Pratchett’s trademark wit and imaginative storytelling.


  • Binding: Nice and tight.
  • Pages: Nice and clean with only minor toning to the edges of the text-block.
  • Boards: Bright and well-preserved.
  • Dustwrapper: Near fine, slightly creased with minimal signs of wear.

Key Features:

  • Historical Significance: A first edition of Terry Pratchett’s beloved Discworld series, uniquely signed and inscribed by the author.
  • Collector’s Item: A rare and highly sought-after signed edition in lovely condition.
  • Condition Details: Inscribed copies with such personal messages are scarce.

Why Collect This Edition?

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